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as not only the obama administration and democratic make app coflect tick but healthcare insurance companies are scared there will be some form of delay on the individual mandate because of the result, will be that tear up their business model, as you know, and tear up profits, we're looking at prospect here, if there is a careful reasoning and careful understanding among everyone about a direction to head toward, that we're talking about a second of the economy that is now vulnerable, because the web site did not work, and obamacare is built on what is a very, very faulty assumption, and presumption because of mandate, that young people will sign up for health care they don't need. these risks are very high. where are the republicans headed now, and what is the course you all will follow? >> we are going to continue to get to the bottom of this you point odd one major issue, the cyber security issue, as you heard, that you know we're concerned about that you know, therure americans who are managing to get on to web site at this point, at some time, they are vulnerable it cyber security issu
out overnight about the fact that the obama administration actually knew that maybe as high as 80% of people with individual policies would lose them, at the same time the president repeatedly said you can keep the policy you have if you like it, now you have to ask the question, when did he know it? what did he know? we'll ask that question of secretary sebelius tomorrow in the energy and commerce committee. these are issues of trust that the democrats are going to have to respond to when we go into this election cycle a year from now. >> do you have to campaign? does your republican candidates have to campaign beyond -- do you have to not look like you're rooting for failure? do you have to campaign on a solution that -- i mean, one thing the house republicans haven't had is their own health care plan to run on. >> right. >> i know paul ryan was coming up with one. is that the idea that you'll rally around what paul ryan is writing for january? >> well, first of all, two things. one, you do have to talk about how you're going to solve problems, which is what we did in the energy
problems. but just how many people have gotten stuck or enrolled are figures the obama administration has been denying the public for days now? >> you have no numbers on who has enrolled? >> we'll have those numbers available mid-november. >> reporter: but exact enrollment numbers were off to a slow start. by the end of the second day only 248 people has enrolled nationwide. a staggering statistic considering the site had nearly 1 million visitors in the first 24 hours. some are calling for kathleen sebelius to be fired because of the problems. now he is demanding answers on enrollment numbers through a somebody, in a statement issa said . . . >> reporter: secretary sebelius insists enrollment numbers to the site are not reliable right now. they are be released by mid-november. meanwhile she said the site is up and running and accepting indications albeit a little slow. >>> just john kerry now acknowledging that the nsa has overstepped its mission. kerry defended the agency's surveillance work but he also said that that work had gone far beyond what was necessary to keep the country safe.
for them as well as a civil penalty. >>> this week the obama administration will face more pressure to reveal how many people signed up online for health care coverage. it's a question republicans are asking after the troubled roll-out of a new web site. the site -- the application, enrollment system went down. the secretary of health and human services kathleen is a deal use will appear on wednesday. >>> a spanish newspaper saying the u.s. spied on more than 60 million phone calls in spain in one month alone. suzanne mcguinness has the latest on the first round of headaches, also the strained relations between the u.s. and its allies. >> a european union delegation in d.c. this morning to meet with white house aids, members of congress. they're expressing outrage at reports the nsa has been eavesdropping on as many as 35 world leaders. >> think repair work to do. think have hard questions need to ask of the nsa about what's happening in this program. >> reporter: the visit comes on the heels of a new revelation from a german newspaper, which says the nsa listened in on german chan
for the affordable care act. she said we something we haven't heard from the obama administration. >> i want to apologize to you the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> but what about the people who want nothing to do with this website? because they already have insurance they are happy with. she continued to say americans can keep plans they like and republicans hammered her for it. >> i am aware that there are issuers are canceling their old plans and -- >> what you said about keeping your health care plan isn't true? >> no. they can keep it. >> no, they can't. they just got cancellation notices. why are you saying you can? i don't understand. >> all right. time has expired. >> that point about keeping your health care plan, that's an important one. how many times did we hear this from the president? >> if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. period. if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. period. >> but that was never the whole story. it was simply not credib
to aljazeera america. >> for more than a month now, the obama administration has been saying how many millions of people have visited the health care website, but they have kept quiet about exactly how many have enrolled, insisting they do not have those numbers. >> new documents show the white house has a pretty good idea. >> even the president admits healthcare.gov has problems. >> the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck. >> just how many people have gotten stuck or how many ever enrolled are figures the obama administration has been denying the public for days now. >> you have no numbers on who's enrolled? you have no idea. >> we'll have those numbers available mid november. >> white house war room notes seem to show exact enrollment numbers for the first two days were off to a slow start. the notes say by the end of the second day, only 248 people had actually enrolled nationwide. a staggering statistic, considering that the site had nearly 5 million unique visitors in the first 24 hours. the chairman of the oversight committee requested and released the war room notes.
that one of the obama administration job creating ideas was a dud and a cash for clunkers program paid people 3500 and only created 2,000 jobs and the new cars only got half a mile a gallon better gas mileage. and meanwhile, the republicans who are trying to kill the affordable care act insists it will be a job killer. >> a lot of those people have taken employees, and families who are working there and went from full- time to part- time jobs. they are not able to keep the health care plan they wanted either. >> reporter: the white house said no effort of employers cutting jobs or reducing hours because of obama care's requirement. the companies with more than 50 full- time employees provide health insurance. >> i want to bring in stephen moore fox news contributor. >> you know that it is no proof part- time america going that way because of obama care. >> i was thinking about that when wend all spoke about. that maybe the president needs to get out and talk to small businessmen and women in the country who are tellingous fox news and we get people at the wall street jaurnal that are
to that behind closed doors we don't know the. >> and there's a huge political cost to the obama administration. you've got powerful senators not going to allow nominations to go through unless you have the testimony from those involved on the ground benghazi. where is that going. >> senator lindsey graham has said, we're not going to get your appointees appointed till we get answers and get these people into congress behind closed doors and tell us what the heck happened in benghazi and what they want, suzanne, had he don't want the filtered information, they don't want the administration officials. they want the people who were there telling them in person what the heck happened. >> phil, thank you. excellent reporting >> great stuff. really interesting. drew griffin. now news out of russia, edward snowden, you know that name, don't you, wanted for spying living under russia's protection. we just learn this had week a new job working for a russian website. >> looks like the nsa leaker wants to leave russia, go to germany to testify what he knows. yesterday in moscow, snowden had a meeting wit
. the obama administration is rejecting calls to grant clemency to nsa leaker edward snowden just days after snowden asked for international help to lobby the united states to drop the charges against him. in a letter given to a german lawmaker last week, snowden wrote -- on sunday, white house senior adviser dan pfeiffer appeared on abc "this week" and was by george stephanopoulos about snowden's appeal. >> are there any conditions under which president obama would consider clemency? >> none that have been discussed. >> it is not on the table? >> mr. snowden violated u.s. law and arab league has been that he should return to the u.s. and face justice. but that was white house senior adviser dan pfeiffer speaking on sunday. "the new york times" published an explosive piece on sunday titled, "no morsel too minuscule for all-consuming nsa." new details about secret nsa programs and the agencies overseas surveillance based on documents leaked by snowden. "new york times" journalist scott shane writes -- "the new york times piece reveals how the nsa intercepted the talking points of view in secr
joined a growing list of u.s. allies demanding answers from the obama administration when it comes to spying. the spanish government summoned the ambassador to discuss allegations of collecting data on 60 million spanish telephones over one month this past december. using information leaked by nsa contractor edward snowden, a spanish newspaper reported the nsa collected numbers and locations of the phone calls, but not actual content. this after learning that the nsa has also been tuning into the communications up dirty five world leaders. now the european union parliamentary delegation is preparing for a visit to the u.s. to express concerns over nsa surveillance tactics. political commentator sam sacks brings us more. >> german intelligence officials will come to washington dc to demand answers from the white house about surveillance on chancellor angela merkel. is a marked the partner from just a few months ago, when germany was defending its foes cooperation with the nsa. that was after edward snowden leak in june that the nsa was collecting a half ilya and telephone and intern
with obama care and that's happening, too. the administration points out this is information that's been out there a long time and in a statement today, the white house said in part, these protections will improve the plans that insurance companies offer today unless you're in the same plan that you were in when the law passed which is grandfathered out of these changes. in other words, nothing in the act forces people out of their health plans because the law allows plans that covered people at the time the law was enacted to continue to offer that same coverage to the enrollees. so it's a little bit complicated. there might have been an oversell when trying to get this through. >> a lot of people now who like, presumably liked their plans are being told they're no longer eligible for those plans and getting letters from blue cross, blue shield from kaiser and other companies saying in order to comply with the much more intense requirements of obama care this plan you used to be on no longer exists. >> something like 300,000 people with florida blue alone in the state of florida getting tha
the drums of war. yesterday on abc cheney gave a harsh assessment of the obama administration's policy in the middle east. >> i think our friends no longer count on us, no longer trust us, nor adversaries fear us. 9/11, saudis, egyptians, many in that part of the world no longer have confidence in the united states. >> cheney also threw in his two cents on the republican party. >> i think it's very important we bring in a new generation of leadership. i think after the presidential election last year, we got whipped. there's a lot of work to be done, no question about it. >> not just the television spotlight, a new book "days of fire" closely examines the bush administration and cheney's relationship with the desire. in the book baker details the decision making behind war in iraq, guantanamo, expansion of the national security state and hurricane katrina. while cheney was no doubt a powerful force in the white house, he dispels the myth as dick cheney's puppet. he was unquestionably the most influential vice president in american history. but he subordinated himself to bush the way no
administration is reporting that a weekend crash of the obama care website has now been fixed. things are back up and running again. but up and running is, of course, a relative term. four weeks into the obama care rollout, where does the controversial program stand right now? where is it heading? let's have a serious discussion right now between the "new york times" columnist nicholas kristof and bill kristol. thanks for coming in. do you have an understanding how the administration could screw this up, the signature achievement of president obama, during these past four weeks? >> it's astonishing. i think the republicans completely blew it when they were diverting everybody from this mistake by focusing on the government shutdown and then the obama administration completely blew it by having an absolutely awful rollout and then waiting so long to acknowledge its severity and waiting for the surge. so the only thing i can say is that i think that attention was broken among so many different folks in the obama administration, that there was no single adult really in charge. >> do you have a good
one of the first obama administration officials to be questioned directly by congress in this debacle that has been the obama care website rollout. have a listen to how it went. >> despite our democrats opposition to part d ten years ago, we committed to making the best of the program. and because of all the changes that have occurred in part d prescription program, 90% of seniors right now the are satisfied. and why are they satisfied? well, are in my district, before that was vote, i made seniors know that i was going to vote no and opposed and i told them two reasons. the gap, the doughnut hole when you're paying for premiums you're not getting any benefits. that was horrendous and number two, no one was an outside source was not sitting down and being the third party to the negotiate the prices of prescription drugs. so it lost. we lost the policy fight. and what did we do? we went back to our districts and we told our seniors although we voted no, we're -- we personally believe and we'll work with the bush administration to make it work. that's what we did. and ho
in the obama care program. bertha coombs joins us with details. bertha? >> so the obama administration has given itself 26 days to get the federal website fixed and running smoothly. and in the meantime, they say they are now going to be taking healthcare.gov down between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. it started over the weekend. they'll be doing it now on a daily basis. while it will be another week before we get official enrollment data from the obama administration, some interesting indicators from a commonwealth fund survey. fewer than 1 in 5 merndz who could be eligible under obama care said they visited healthcare.gov. while 60% of those polled know about the online marketplaces, only slightly more than half are actually aware of the availability of subsidies. of those who visited the exchanges, 21% said they had actually enrolled. among early shoppers 1 in 5 is younger than 30. while more than half are between 30 and 49. 73% describe themselves as being in good or excellent health. while 1 in 4 say they're in fair to poor health. now, tomorrow marilyn tavenner will be back o
coverage. >> the problem with obama care and where we are at now is the obama administration has decided to implement this in a really rigid way. >> reporter: white house officials insist they have always said insurance policies could change to offer more benefits and to emphasize the affordability. tonight the administration says nearly half of all uninsured single young adults could get health coverage for $50 a month or less. >> peter alexander at the white house for us. peter, thanks. >>> overseas, a dramatic day and a symbolic place. tiananmen square in beijing. at least five are dead and 38 injured after a fiery car crash. whether it was an accident or something else is in question. whatever it was, authorities did not want our cameras rolling on it as we hear tonight from nbc's ian williams who was there. >> reporter: it happened in the most sensitive place in china, beijing's tiananmen square. the burning car came to a stop right under the iconic portrait of mao zedong. it plowed through a barricade and into a crowd of tourists. we arrived soon after. the police locked down the a
to the wall street journey, this is the main way the obama administration communicates with us to the press and to the world despite their crackdown on whistle blowers. the fact that president obama knew nothing and it was a review that took place in the white house that 35 world leaders were being surveyed, including angela merkel. as soon as he saw that he stopped the surveillance on angela merkel. if you're not a world leader you're not out of the woods, apparently. but in reports in the german media as early as 2010 the director of national security recreation told mr. obama personally that ms. merkel's phone was being tapped. president obama not only allowed that to continue, but any intelligence from that surveillance went directly to the white house, and didn't even go through the nsa. certainly there is push back from the white house. owofficials from the obama administration saying there is nothing on the records there. and fundamental questions are being raised about president obama's knowledge of all this, and if he doesn't know, why doesn't he know about this. >> it seems a face
to this investigation, the obama administration was not exactly in the dark about this. and fact, they have done this to be the case for at least three years. obamacare regulations from july 20 10th specifically say that, because of normal turnover rates, 40% to 60% of customers and insurance policies would lose their grandfather status. that means customers on those plans would have to switch. the white house would not dispute that many policyholders would have to change their plans. in the vast majority of cases, the same insurers will automatically ship them to a plan that divides the new consumer protections. and for nearly half of the market and really is, discount or premium tax credits. like it or not, the method hasas changed in the white house says that it is for the better. on capitol hill today, the mother of trayvon martin called on lawmakers to work with state and local officials to reevaluate the purpose of the controversial stand your ground law. stand your ground is the piece of legislation that took front and center -- when george zimmerman was put on trial for the death of tray
out of anybody. >> that's right. there was a reference to an internal obama administration memo which said they expected some almost 500,000 americans to sign up for health care this month, which ends on thursday. halloween. so they tried to get some firm numbers on that, and, well, she said, give it a couple of weeks. >> no one in the entire obama administration has asked you not to release those numbers. >> we have made a group -- we made the decision we were not releasing the numbers until mid-november. >> you have no idea what the numbers are at this point. >> i told you, we would release the numbers in mid-november. >> i'll take that as, you've don't want to answer the question. >> he went ton say that they expect the initial numbers to be small, trying to manage expectations. >> a little late for that. mike emanuel, thank you. >>> if you're a parent or grandparent you probably know best but a lot of are using smartphones before they can speak in sentences. what is that doing? the impact of technology on toddler's. a doctor's warnings, and kennedy's musings, coming up on this "sh
has been embarrassing for the obama administration at a time when it hardly needs more bad news. is it more than an embarrassment? should it raise alarms abroad and at home? at first glance this is a story that is less about ethics and more about power. the great power gap between the united states and other countries even rich european ones. the most illuminating response came from the former foreign minister of france. he said in a radio interview, let's be honest we eavesdrop too. everyone is listening to everyone else. he went on to add we don't have the same means as the united states which makes us jealous. america spends tens of billions of dollars on intelligence collection. it's hard to get data to make good comparisons but it is safe to assume that washington's intelligence budget dwarfs that of other countries just as it does with defense spending. it is particularly strange that this rift should develop between the united states and its closest allies in europe. it was predictable and in fact in a sense predicted. in 2002, the british diplomat robert cooper wrote an
of the obama administration's handling of the region, the last measure of american foreign policy should be how it is received by the house. if there were a price for most irresponsible foreign policy, it would be surely be awarded to saudi arabia. it is the nation most responsible for the rise of islamic radicalism and militancy across the world. over the past four decades, the kingdoms immense oil wealth has been used to underwrite the export of an extreme intolerant and violent version of islam. go anywhere in the world from germany to indonesia and you will find islamic centers flush with saudi money spouting intolerance and hate. a top treasury official said -- >> if i could snap my fingers and cut off funding from one country, it would be saudi arabia. >> hillary clinton confirmed that saudi arabia remained a critical financial base for terrorism. she also said that there was only limited action to stop flow of funds from taliban and other such terrorists groups. saudi arabia was one of three countries in the world to recognize and support the taliban-led government in afghanistan until t
drones and f-16 jets. the obama administration is asking congress to hold off on new sanctions against iran. at a white house meeting, top officials asked for the continued delay of the senate banking committee measure targeting iranian oil. the administration wants to stall the new sanctions pending the outcome of ongoing talks over iran's nuclear program. in an interview with voice of america, the lead u.s. negotiator on iran said she expects congress to ck it sanctions pause. >> we think this is a time for a pause to see if these to go shenzhen's can gain traction. congress has its prerogatives. we are hearing -- having very serious discussions. we work as partners with congress. i think they have been very as weant partners approach this because she asian we need them to continue to be effective partners to reach a successful conclusion. >> a new round of talks is set for next month in geneva. despite the white house called but to craddick and republican lawmakers have expressed support for holding a sanctions vote by the end of the week. woman's rights activists in saudi arabia to
. the first time since the problematic rollout four weeks ago, the obama administration is apologizing but that did little to ease the outrage on capitol hill. mike viqueira is standing by >> reporter: it's gone from a proud moment to an embarrassing episode for president obama and his administration. now, a top official concedes it's about more than just glitches. >> at first, they blamed unexpected volume, calling it a sign of public enthusiasm. now, four weeks into launch, the official in charge of the website offered this: >> to the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> that isn't good enough for republicans who say the faults run much deeper. >> the problem with obama care isn't just the website. it's the whole law. i have heard from hundreds of my constituents who are seeing their premiums rise. they are seeing their policies being cancelled. many again are lose can their plans. >> after their failed strategy to kill the law by s
in the administration from obama care to the nsa to fast and furious. you name it. nothing ever comes back to him. that's fine if that's true. who does it go the to -- valerie jared, joe biden, eric holder, who? the administration doesn't seem to know and they won't hold anyone else responsible either. who will get fired over these things. now the democrats on capitol hill want to attack the contractors. what about people who hired the contractors. >> that's a good question eric is asking. if somebody else made the decision to spy on our allies, if nobody told the president that the roll out would be a disaster, if you were in the private sector wouldn't you be fired? >> no question about the latter. when it comes to n srk a, that's different. as you know the president no matter what their party is briefed on several surveillance programs. the problem is -- >> we can spy on chancellor merkel and somebody else makes the decision? >> he was not told that angela merkel's cell phone and communications were monerred to president -- >> who would make the decision. >> the head of the nsa. >> you think that's
on the table tonight. late on what the obama administration knew about the nsa surveillance. also ahead, support for legalizing marijuana is at an all-time high so to speak. thank you [ laughter ] >> aisle be here all week. should schools send home letters telling parents their kids are overweight? fat letters a lot of people call them. we'll be talking about all that tonight. we begin with obama care under fire still yet again with the affordable care act already off to an unauspicious start. report obtained by cnn now shows the obama administration was warned that healthcare.gov was not ready to go live. it looks like one of the president's mantras if you like your health plan you can keep it may not be true for some 15 million americans. does the white house have a message problem or a lot more? joining me on the panele panel, start with chief national correspondent john king who is in washington. john, it is remarkable. this president time and time again said if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it. it will not change. it will not go away. now it seems like that is techn
. it saved his life. the dramatic story coming up. >>> the obama care administration rethinking its approach to the nsa spying scandal. the president ordering a full review of intelligence operations, specifically where foreign leaders are concerned. let's bring in jim sciutto who's following developments live in washington. >> reporter: the white house taking a hard look at the benefits and costs of this surveillance. this is part of a review that began this summer, the same review which is how the white house said the president first learn of spying on foreign leaders. administration officials saying the president did not know she was a target and would not know specific targets but another u.s. official telling cnn that he would have had to know about the framework of such surveillance programs including the country's target. still very hard questions for the administration to answer here. the president obama would not confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u.s. al lies, like germany's chancellor angela america. but in an interview with fusion, he both defended -- >> the nationa
the corner for him. >> the obama administration is finding stuff on the offensive for a whole host of things, the story about people purchasing individual insurance and whether that's going to be the same as the insurance they previously had. nsa story. it wasn't too long ago we were talking about the government shutdown, how awful that was for the republican party, certainly how awful it was for a lot of people who found themselves without paychecks and a lot of services. but certainly the last two weeks have been a very big boom for the republican party and you've seen the obama administration and white house certainly on the defensive. >> with this -- for example, with the nsa, i don't know how it's necessarily a big boom for them because you do have rpz like peter king defending the administration and defending the president. there are not clear divided lines as we saw with the government shutdown and even early on with republicans who were hand in hand on fighting the health care law. >> tamron, let pe put it a different way. a lot of folks on capitol hill are all -- the more we talk ab
for healthcare.gov rollout became the first obama administration official to testify before congress. until today tavenner had largely avoided scrutiny from republicans who have instead preferred to train their fire on her boss kathleen sebelius. >> i understand you're not publicly releasing those numbers but i'm asking, do you have any idea of on a weekly basis how many people enrolled in how do you not know how many people have enrolled? >> we'll have those numbers available mid november. >> while the sniping over the website persists in committee, republican leadership is out with a new message. we're over the website. >> the problem with obama care isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> the bottom l
. good morning. >> good morning and happy friday. >> indeed. a month ago today the obama administration launched healthcare.gov. this morning we know how few americans were able to sign up for coverage at the start. >> as cbs news first reported last night, there were only six health insurance enrollments on october 1st nationwide according to government documents turned over to congress. jan crawford has done reporting on the story and joins us. >> good morning. six people, six enrollments on day and that number by the end of day two is 248 across the country. this time last month, i was in maryland. they had 40 appointments scheduled on day one and all the people so excited to sign up. at that clinic they were not able to sign up a single person. the promise of obama care for many was about the reality. >> this means a lot to me to be able to actually sign up for health care. >> the excitement quickly turned to frustration and it became clear the problem was widespread. no one could find anyone who signed up. "the washington post" listed it as an imaginary unicorn
in several former senior obama administration officials said the agency drew on it from both americans and foreigners. >> with that description we can assume that every bit of data out there, every purchase, every meal, every phonecall, every e-mail and because of the ability of supercomputers to digest this material is available. one would have to be extremely naÏve to think this is a power of that will not be in use. the question really is what can you do about it? i'm going to offer a solution because everybody gets undoubtably come here and it's all depressing and what can we do? i think this solution existed. it's not a perfect one and he came up during the negotiations over the reversal of glass-steagall in the 90s. i happen to cover it for the "l.a. times" and in the financial services modernization act which is the basic piece of legislation. an odd coalition formed that said insurance companies and commercial banks and investment houses your emerging an enormous amount of information. health insurance banking records and housing records and so forth brady should have a privac
. the obama administration is doing that now. they can change that in a heartbeat through administrative change. they have not done that. they need a legislative change and stop the legislation. >> thank you. thanks for coming in. >> appreciate it. >>> coming up next, a legend. dr. maya angelou joins us. she'll tell us why she's lending her voice to a new fight curbing standardized school testing. stay with us. [ male announcer ] when it comes to doing what you love, more is better. that's why we designed the all-new nissan versa note, with more technology, to get you into, and out of, tight spots. and more space so that you always have your favorite stuff. and, just for good measure, an incredibly efficient 40 mpg highway. so that when you're doing more, you're spending less. the all-new nissan versa note. your door to more. now get a $139 per month lease on a 2014 nissan versa note. ♪ to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for her, she's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with her all day to see how it goes. [ claira ] after the deliveries, i was
, that is scheduled to meet with the state department and other members of the barack obama administration during the visit to the u.s. >> president obama's new fbi director was sworn in. james b. comey was installed as the new leader, replacing robert mueller. president obama praised james b. comey for his hard work. he was a deputy attorney-general during george w. bush's administration, serving under john ashcroft. >> the federal bureau of investigation's intel risy is a gift, given to every employee by those that went before. it must be protected and earned every say. we protect that gift by making mistakes and admitting them, by making promises and keeping them, and by realising that nothing, no case, no source, no fear of embarrassment is worth jeopardising the gift of integrity. >> during his ten u in the attorney-general's office james b. comey blocked senior bush administration officials from getting a controversial wire tapping program reauthorised. james b. comey is the 7th director of the federal bureau of investigation. >> the u.n.'s special envoy to syria is in damascus on his lates
morning everybody, i'm martha maccallum. the issues as we said continue today as the obama administration is scrambling to get this whole thing fixed. but top republicans say they think this may just be the beginning into the website was supposed to be the easy part of this. so i see actually this is just the tip of the iceberg or problems with bigger problems to come but the democrats i think are at a point of high anxiety. bill: that was senator barrasso from yesterday. sebelius is on the hot seat this week testifying on what has been an unmitigated disaster. jonah goldberg, leads our coverage, editor-at-large, "national review." good morning you to. you've been studying this over the weekend. another crash overnight. what happened this time? >> this is one of the contractors, the data services hub which provides information to the insurers and to other government agencies, it went dark and sent everything into a sail spin. they say they will try to fix it as quickly as possible. bill: republicans are talking all weekend. they believe this is the just the tip of the iceberg. if that is
a confidential report is serious warnings. i will tell you an obama administration spokesperson says this was not a dire warning but a list of things to do. when you look at it, chris, much of it reads like it was written in the weeks after the site launched, not before. almost a full month before healthcare.gov went live cgi, the main can thor working on the site highlighted glaring problems, a confidential report obtained by cnn raised red flags like we don't have access to monitoring tools, not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing and hub services are iter it mittently unavailable, meaning the site stops working at times. plainly stated warnings and yet they weren't passed on to president obama. he didn't know there were problems until after the site launched. >> i this it became clear fairly early on, the first couple of days -- >> not before that, though, not before october 1st. >> reporter: when embattled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testifies before congress today she'll point a finger at some of the private contractors her a
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. over at the white house the obama administration is navigating through rough political waters. joining me now mark mazzetti national security correspondent for "new york times" and chris cillizza nbc contributor and host of "in play." i was talking to congressman schiff on the committee and he said there's going to have to be a narrowing of the nsa's reach of broad metadata as it were. he does not see justification for spying on friendly allies. that is really the flash point that has got europeans and now senator feinstein on the senate side and senator collins on the senate side who say they were not briefed in the senate intelligence community. >> interesting you have a lot more congressional outrage over the listening to foreign leaders than the collection of metadata of american citizens. but there is sort of two controversies at the same time, the foreign and domestic. that's what various communities hearing from intelligence officials about. you're correct, the white house really has had to face a cre amount of controversy in the last semple days and political fallout from the l
we can execute. and execution has been -- one senior member of the obama administration said to me this week, that they were dealing with all of this their real achille's heel throughout. just for exactly the reason that david laid out that we all seen computer systems that roll out badly. always getting microsoft updates to our operating systems and so forth. that would have argued in favor of the obama administration making sure that this system was being test run for six months or a year before it came out. which is what most technology companies will tell you in large, complex piece of software requires. instead they gave this weeks. and that is actually i think where the investigative focus should be, why they tried to go do this so fast and so on the fly. >> in some cases they gave days, companies that were going to be working and needing the systems to tap in to, online insurance, private insurance companies they got the information from the white house two days before the site went live they weren't able to get down the testing that they would have required. yes, this webs
review of u s surveillance program. senior obama administration official told reuters. the last few weeks present obama decided to put an end to spying on the un headquarters in new york. us officials said the president also halted spying on the world bank and international monetary fund even though it had never been revealed that such spying was going on. this could be the first in a series of denials been on the accusations coming from the white house and trezeguet in front of the next series of nsa weeks the movie chapel hill where yesterday the senate intelligence committee. move legislation for to addressing the recent nsa revelations the chairwoman of the committee senator dianne feinstein a year or so and as a supporter. however the legislation known as the pies the improvements are saying she believes the reforms in the bill are quote prudence responsible and people. critics of the bill say it falls well short of meaningful reform and they say that actually gives the nsa more legal protections to conduct its full collection of mutation records under section two fifteen of the page
, the obama administration wants to intimidate whistle blowers. the more edward snowden can have a normalized and free life, the more it will let other whistle blowers come forward. >> again, if you ever want that platform, cash in is waiting, ready, willing and able to hear what you're ready to break. >> thanks, eric. >>> coming up, how the health care website being temporarily down can lift america back up for good. i'll explain. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] with five perfectly sweetened whole grains... you can't help but see the good. >>> time for what do i need to know for next week. you're first. >> i say we've been talking about health care. take a look at acadia health care. it's a psychiatric owner of facilities. been a study increase in earnings this last quarter. above 75%. >> very good. how about you jonathan? >> interest rates are higher this year, eric and it's helping the financial stocks, including a canadian life insurance company. strong on the charts, not widely owned. i'm looking to add to it. >> interesting. great calls lately, guys. thank you very much. that's it for
the profession to join the administration. what they should have been doing is fact checking a lot of obama's absurd claims about obama care. but they were facebook creeping on sarah palin's fate book and dissecting all of her status updates instead of doing what they're supposed to be doing and being real journalists. >> go ahead, juan. a lot of dropping the ball on the mainstream media, why? >> i don't think other dropping the bool. i think right now they are paying attention to the failure of the computer rollout. the website problems. >> hold on. >> do you think they're paying attention? >> oh, okay. >> if they're watching fox? >> fox definitely pays attention and mainstream media. what's striking to me is that people now somehow forget that mainstream media has been paying attention to the status quo which is bankrupting families, bankrupting corporations and they want to distort, they want the mainstream media to serve their ascend jend da and system how defeet obama care. all the rong that we should uninsured people, all the inadequately insured people on n. this country. >> who do y
record was in 1996. the raiders won 21-19. jonathan. >>> criticism of obama and his administration over the nsa spying allegations. just ahead. plus. >> i'm libby duff, the effects that sand mining is having on the environment and people's lives. >> and welcome back to al jazeera america. here are the top stories this sunday night. a critical part of the affordable care act went down tonight. unclear how long it will take to fix that problem. >>> the syrian government has met an ambitious deadline, coming three days early, a critical step to eventually destroy syria's arsenal. >>> rock leader lou reed passed away at the age of 71. his agent said his death was related to a recent liver transplant. >>> nsa's strained transatlantic ties. a german magazine claims that the u.s. was tapping angela merkel's cell phone for more than a decade. >> when president obama spoke at brandenburg gate this summer, the u.s. was already facing tough questions about its sphainsurveillance programs. >> our current programs are bound by the rule of law and they're focused on threats to our security not the co
, and the critics took their shots, fair and unfair at president obama and his administration. but by any viewing this was not a good week for the president. second terms always have their rough patches but history shows they can be overcomed and mr. mr. obama has never shied from a crisis. however the usually hands-on president seemed unaware of problems, and in one case just plain left out of the loop. what is a leader looking towards a legacy to do about it? >> as software glitches on the affordable care act website persist, and allied nation phone following comes to line. the president was on a high seen as above that particular political fray, but it didn't last long. according to a journal pol poll just 42% of americans approve of the president's job performance, an all-time low for president obama, indicating frustration with how he's leading the country. the signature policy the affordable air act launched. frustrated users and members of congress are pushing for answers. >> healthcare reform in this state was a success. it doesn't mean that it was perfect right away. there were early pro
the spy agency against the obama administration over who knew what about the surveillance of world leaders and as members of congress demanded an investigation and possible curtailment of the collection of foreign intelligence. we're back with joe raggio, mary, and matt cominski also joining the panel. are you buying the claim that the white house has offered, that the president didn't know the nsa was listening in on world leaders? >> if the president didn't know the u.s. is even in worst shape than we thought all along. first of all, the nsa, everything they do is supervised. this wasn't some rogue operation. this is what they do. and, you know, a lot of the data we get from europe is collected in this way. >> and also collected -- >> with the help of the europeans, yes. so the idea that he didn't know either not being truthful or not doing his job at all. >> yes, the implication of that -- this idea that the nsa is somehow a rogue agency like in a hollywood film where they've got all these people going out on their own and listening to whatever they feel like just because, well, it feel
secretary. bill, you just heard joe johns reporting that the obama administration knew in accept that the webb wasn't ready to go live. people seeing what really happened and the scale of the problems thus far, ask fairly, how could they have ignored that? >> i don't think anyone is ignoring any of the problems happening. but what is happening is thousands upon thousands of people are successfully going online and able to sign up for health care which they may have not had before or had access to before. there are obvious bank robberies the sgebt the way it was rolled out. at the end of the day the long term effects will have such a vast positive impact on the lives of so many americans that these short term health website problems are just that. short term website problems that can be fixed. >>> and look. you may be absolutely right about that. history could prove you 1,000% right but there has to be some frustration that warnings were given and nothing was done. >> no doubt there's frustration that this is not all going perfectly. no big program rolls out. no big product rolls
drinking the kool-aid from the obama fountain to look at it rationally. >> talking about the obama administration, a senior administration official told the "new york times," a quote, it's not that the nsa or the intelligence community were going rogue or operating out of bounds. is that the issue here that other countries spy on the u.s. to the degree their technology allows? and isn't that, in fact, what the nsa did? they just simply did business as usual? >> they are going rogue and out of bounds because they are violating section 215 of the patriot act and section 702 of the fisa amendments act as well as the fourth amendment of the constitution. and as i said earlier, i get it. embassies spy on embassies and intelligence groups spy on one another. but we don't spy on innocent, perfectly innocent citizenship, an entire populace of a nation as well as the high level conversations of the actual leader's hand-held device. >> if that broad monitoring of population ended up finding terrorist plots, how would you respond to that? >> again it would be an ends-justify-the-means argumen
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